A new rule will allow the Department of Homeland Security to gather social media information for immigrants, including "social media handles, aliases, associated identifiable information, and search results."
While this might seem like a normal update to the vetting process for incoming visitors or visa applications, the rule would reportedly also apply to people who have already obtained a green card or completed the naturalization process. Additionally, the new rule could make U.S. citizens' conversations with immigrants on social media subject to government surveillance.
How much liberty do we want to give up for safety? Internet privacy expert Tim Hoch talks it over with me.